Having a small kitchen area can be quite a challenge. To get the most out of your tiny space, you will have to get strategic.
Use these tips to get the job done right!
There are several things you can do that will make life much easier, such as investing some kind of electrical cooktop in order to use induction saucepans that generally take up less space, as well as combining 2 kitchen utensils, a la an OTR convection microwave that can be used for traditional cooking as well as the normal nuking! Which leads me onto:
Space saving pots
Stackable pots & pans, like the famous Magma stackable cookware set, provide an easy & quick way to actually save some space and are also a very high quality product…who said you have to sacrifice quality when saving space!?
Plan out your meals
I’m not talking about what you are going to eat, I am referring to how you are going to make your meal. It is best to plan for multiple uses out of one pot, pan or dish.
This reduces the need to have more than one piece of cookware going at the same time and your need to wash as many dishes afterwards.
It may take a bit longer to prepare, but it saves on time and stress in the long run.
While it may be nice to have that fancy tool for hulling strawberries or peeling garlic, stick to the essentials.
You can get by with a sharp chef’s knife, a chopping board, a sauce pot and a skillet. Keeping a few spices around is also handy and can help enhance a dish.
Store them in a magnetic jar so you can stick them to a wall, the side of the fridge or another handy space.
Keep it simple
When you are limited on space, you do not want to be moving around a lot in your kitchen. Search for simple recipes that require minimal ingredients but are full of flavor.
Try to find recipes that require minimal prep. Another option is to set aside a day and time where you prep all of your ingredients together and store them in the fridge so that when you are ready to prepare your meals, you have eliminated one space-taking step.
Clean as you go
If you have used an item and no longer need it, wash it right then and there and set it to the side. Keep doing this throughout your meal prep and you will feel relieved by the minimal amount of dishes left to wash afterwards.
You may see a bit of a pattern in all of this…essentially you just need to keep your kitchen workspace clean, neat & tidy!
Otherwise, that’s pretty much it 🙂 make sure to say hi and leave a comment below.